A Kasbah (tradional Moroccan home) provides a welcome rest for travelers arriving and leaving the harshness of the Sahara desert in Morocco.
A kasbah or Qassabah is a type of medina, Islamic city, or fortress (citadel). It was a place for the local leader to live and as a defense when the city was under attack. A kasbah has high walls which usually have no windows. Sometimes, they were built on the top of hill to make them easier to defend. Some of them were also placed near the entrance of harbors.